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Spaying involves the surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. Spays are performed under a full general anesthetic and follow our anesthetic protocol, listed above. We recommend spaying your pet at the age of six months. The benefits of spaying include the following:
Neutering involves the surgical removal of both testicles in a male dog or cat. Neuters are performed under a full general anesthetic and follow our anesthetic protocol, listed above. We recommend neutering your pet at six months of age. The benefits of spaying include the following:
Soft Tissue Surgery
Any surgery not concerning the bone is considered a soft tissue surgery. Our doctors regularly perform soft tissue surgeries on our patients to alleviate pain or prevent life threatening medical conditions. All soft tissue surgeries are performed under a full general anesthetic and follow our anesthetic protocol, listed above. Perhaps the most common type of soft tissue surgery is the removal of a lump/mass from an animal. Many of these lumps are benign (not cancerous) however early detection and removal provide the best outcome for your pet if they are malignant (cancerous).
Another common surgery is wound repair. Animals occasionally suffer lacerations or various types of wounds, and some of these may need surgery to close the area and prevent infection.
The most common abdominal surgeries performed are to collect biopsies or to remove foreign objects. There are many other frequently performed surgeries of the abdomen, such as:
We also perform surgeries to repair conditions of the eye, such as correction of Cherry eye, entropian or ectropian eyelids or a full enuculation (removal of the eye) if needed.
Dr. Dave Francis operates out of the Canada West Veterinary Specialist Clinic, but also makes visits to our clinic when his services are requested. He preforms TPLO surgeries (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) as well as OCD surgeries (Osteochondritis Dessicans). We have had great success with these orthopedic surgeries, and are we are lucky to have him on our team.